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Jose Iglesias has been sort of an enigma since being signed by the Red Sox back in 2009. He came highly touted from Cuba and was considered one of the best defensive shortstop prospects to come to the majors in a generation. His hitting prospects were suspect but people were willing to overlook that for his defense. For 3 seasons Iglesias toiled in the Red Sox’ minor league system. He only managed to play in 35 games in the majors between 2010-2012. He only managed 10 hits in those appearances. Despite the poor offensive showing Iglesias flashed that glove as he was projected to do. While it looked like he had a chance to finally crack the starting lineup in 2013 the Red Sox decided to grab veteran Stephen Drew to be their starting shortstop late in the off-season and planned to have Iglesias start yet another year in AAA.
Jose Iglesias can flash the leather as good as any shortstop in the majors
When Drew was concussed late in spring training Iglesias finally did get his sho...
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After being arrested for DUI earlier this spring, Drake Britton’s season has finally turned around for the best with his pitching in minor league and to three months later, being in the mix to start the for Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon in Oakland. Britton, who came into the 2013 season without to prove after nearly spending five seasons in the minor has put together a solid...
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Doubront had one of his best starts of the season as he only allowed five hits and two walks while holding the Mariners to only one run through seven innings. The lefty mixed up his pitches well, and used four...
The Boston Red Sox have recalled right-handed reliever Pedro Beato and knuckle ball right-handed reliever Steven Wright from their Triple-A Pawtucket farm club.
To make room on the roster, the Red Sox have optioned right-handed starters Alfredo Aceves and Allen Webster to the same minor league affiliate.
Look for Beato and Wright to work the middle innings with Wright having an outside...
Lost somehow amid Puig-mania is the superb first half Boston’s Jose Iglesias is having. Take that and shove it, East coast bias truthers! In 166 plate appearances this season Iglesias has put up a .387/.442/.497 line with the OBP boosted by five hit-by-pitches. His OBP against lefties and righties is above .400, as well as in each completed month of the season so far. Now owned...
The Boston Red Sox added needed depth to its bullpen calling up right-handers Steven Wright and Pedro Beato.
The Red Sox made the moves Wednesday before facing the Seattle Mariners. Boston optioned starter Allen Webster and reliever Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket to clear roster spots.
The decision to send out Webster leaves the Red Sox needing a starter for Sunday's...
The Red Sox just weathered another stretch where young replacements struggled on the big league stage, with Alex Wilson getting decimated in relief and Allen Webster slipping in his latest spot start.
But no matter — Boston has the best record in the American League (and almost the majors) heading into Friday’s game.
Something strange is happening with the team that calls Fenway...
The Red Sox won the series finale in Seattle today, 8-7, as Daniel Nava hit a two-out single to drive in Jackie Bradley, Jr. in the 10th inning.
Nava was an unlikely hero (and not just because the usual "he was signed for $1" reason). Heading into the at bat, Nava was 0-for-5, and to top it off, with first base open and Bradley on second, Mariners closer Tom Wilhelmsen...
Last night Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz passed Harold Baines for the number one spot in all-time hits for a designated hitter. Ortiz hit his 1,689th hit against the Seattle Mariners yesterday. The American League instituted the DH spot in 1973 and now Ortiz is at the top of the mountain for designated hitters.
The milestone happened in the second inning when Big Papi hit a...
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Unless you've been living under a rock, then you'll know that David Ortiz just set a new record for most hits by a designated hitter Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners. So, with that new record begs the question: Does Big Papi have a shot at the Hall of Fame? You could make a compelling argument...
Coming off a successful 4-2 road trip, the Athletics return to Oakland to face the Boston Red Sox, marking their second-straight series against a powerhouse team to wrap up the unofficial first half of the regular season.
The Red Sox scratched, clawed and knuckled their way to a 10-inning win over the Mariners on Thursday.
The Mariners jumped on Ryan Dempster early and often. They built a 5-1 lead through three innings and held a 7-4 lead after four innings. The Red Sox kept battling, though, and the end result was a textbook team victory.
The Red Sox have shown a flair for the dramatic this season...
So much for Seattle's Safeco Field being a "pitchers park". The Red Sox and Mariners combined for 28 hits, 19 runs and six home runs as the Red Sox pulled out the 11-8 win.
David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino and Jackie Bradley Jr all went deep for the Red Sox.
Check out JBJ's home run that proved to be...
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Friday, July 12 @ 10:05 PM
John Lackey, RHP (6-6, 2.80) vs Jarrod Parker, RHP (6-6, 4.04)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, July 13 @ 10:05 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (8-5, 4.60) vs A.J. Griffin, RHP (7-6, 3.94)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network...
If you have been staying up the past several games watch the Red Sox play on the West Coast, then kudos to you. Not only have the nights been long, but the games haven’t been great, especially if you’re a Sox fan watching your team get off to a 2-3 start to midway through this 10-game trip.
Last night was much better, as the Boston Red Sox...